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A long-term denizen of Manhattan, Tony Perrottet is the author of Pagan Holiday: On the Trail of Ancient Roman Tourists and The Naked Olympics: The True Story of the Ancient Greek Games. His irreverent yet thoroughly researched approach to history has made him a regular contributor to Smithsonian Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Outside, The Believer, National Geographic Adventure, and the New York Times, with frequent appearances on NPR radio and the History Channel, where he has discussed everything from the Crusades to the birth of disco.
Love love love this book!!!! Each chapter is more and more exciting!!!! It's hard to put this book down its so good!!!Published 10 months ago by Alicia Linker
This is a light-hearted, delightful peek at history's better-known prominent figures. Author Tony Perrottet pokes fun at the famous, giving us such tidbits as J. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Sharon Beverly
Very funny, easy read (finished in 1 day) a new look at historical figures. Many personal facts that are not included in your run of the mill history booksPublished 21 months ago by Judy
I opened this book for the same reason many others have - it has an interesting title. It certainly has a few things going for it. Is it easy to read? Yes. Is it funny? At times. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Jonah H
I appreciated this book the first time around and have been buying these books to give out as presents. Thank youPublished 23 months ago by Sarah V
Tony has a gift, like an infectious smile, only with words. If you want to learn more about history's naughty men and women, Tony's your man. Read morePublished on August 23, 2013 by meme
For some teenagers it is hard to get them to read, get them to read anything and it will grow on them. This book is history but, not your norm. Read morePublished on March 12, 2013 by dtrossga
I enjoyed this book. It was a nice easy read on my 10 hour plane ride. Some of the info I had learned in the past, but some of it was new to me.Published on January 28, 2013 by rapunzl129
Snippets of odd fun unusual history. Just a fun read really but interesting. Light and easy for historians basically. A nice counterpoint to those of us who read heavy history.Published on January 10, 2013 by rebecca bevirt